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How Weapons of Mass Destruction Became ‘Red Lines’ for America | The Atlantic

How Weapons of Mass Destruction Became ‘Red Lines’ for America | The Atlantic

The American foreign-policy establishment is fond of punishing those who threaten to use weapons of mass destruction against innocents. For CNN commentator Fareed Zakaria, all it took was a Tomahawk missile strike on the Syrian air base suspected of sending jets to bomb the rebel-held village of Khan Sheikhoun with sarin gas to make Donald Trump “presidential.” The New Yorker’sRyan Lizza questioned neither the moral nor the strategic purpose of strike, only its legality. Former Obama staffers like Anne-Marie Slaughter struck positive notes in response, grateful that some message, any message, had finally been delivered to Bashar al-Assad.

Source: How Weapons of Mass Destruction Became ‘Red Lines’ for America – The Atlantic